• Chestnut Hill Philadelphia Counselor
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Perhaps you're on a counseling site because something is bothering you. Anxiety, relationships, young adult or mid-life transitions, concern about your own or family member's alcohol or drug use. Something you want: less stress, better relationships, peace. Life can be messy. Our 24/7 world can cause otherwise successful people to get out of balance in their lives. I help courageous professionals and couples get back on track. Good news: effective, quality counseling works. In a private boutique counseling setting we'll work together to get your life or relationships working again. It's time to feel better. Help is here.


Counselor & Therapist

Chestnut Hill & Lower Gwynedd

Deb Owens, Licensed Counselor, Relationship Coach




Therapy is an investment in your life, relationships, health, well being, and future.

Through counseling, we work together to help you find more peace and happiness.

Does this sound like you?

Click links below for more info on each specialization:

MOOD: worrying, anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, CBT therapy

ADDICTION or unhealthy use: alcohol, drugs, codependence, concern about a love one’s alcohol or drug use, adult children of alcoholics, aca counseling

•RELATIONSHIPS: individual counselor, marriage or couples therapist

TRANSITIONS: counseling for midlife, young adults, empty nest, parenting

I help successful people upgrade their life and relationships.

Let’s get you feeling better. Live the life you deserve.

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It’s tough trying to figure out how to make a marriage or relationship work.

They never gave us a manual on how to have a healthy, long term relationship or marriage. Where’s the GPS for relationships?

As your marriage counselor, I’ll help you to get unstuck from unhelpful patterns.

  • Trust or intimacy challenges
  • Tense over family, parenting, chores
  • Feel like roommates, drifting apart?
  • Relationship coaching or couples counseling helps  

Struggle is inevitable. A necessary part of every relationship. We can’t grow a strong and healthy marriage without challenges.

Don’t wait until it worsens. There is hope.

Through relationship or marriage counseling you can discover tools to improve communication skills and connection. Get your relationship back on track.

With your commitment and right kind of effort together, your marriage can bounce back.

Marriage counseling can help you be close and caring and feel good about your relationship again.

It may be hard work for a while. The rewards are worth it.

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Book an Appointment To work with me, FIRST read about my location, fees, and specialties then call (215) 802-6521, email, or click to book an individual or couples or marriage counseling session or a 10 min. phone consult to answer questions, see if we're a good fit, and learn how I can help.